Our vision is to build confidence in emerging small-scale and large mining companies, job creation and community empowerment.

The organisation provides a comprehensive range of technical, operational and business improvement solutions to the mining sector. Our solutions are specific and tailor-made for all clients.



Our Services
Opencast Mining Services

Consulting services

• Attaining of Prospecting Reports, Mining Rights
• Pit optimization
• Serve as third party between a client and a contractor in the reconciliation of invoicing
• DMR related audits
• Procedures formulation and updates

Other Opencast Mining services

• Topsoil stripping
• Rehabilitation services
• Haul roads construction and maintenance
• Stockpiling handling
• Cladding
• Plant maintenance
• Heavy lifting and transporting

Underground Mining Services

Belt installation and maintenance, including sweeping

Drill and Blast services – dyke development

Consulting services

• Attaining of Prospecting Reports, Mining Rights – Greenfields and Brownfields
• Pit optimization
• Serve as third party between a client and a contractor in the reconciliation of invoicing
• Mining operations audits
▪ Procedures formulation and updates
▪ Mining Permits with DMR and other external stakeholders. i.e. Transnet, Eskom, Sasol, SANRAL, Rand water, Municipalities etc.
▪ Project Management
▪ Safety and risk management
▪ Introduction and Implementation of new technology

Other Undergroung Mining Services

• Ground support services (Roof and Ribsides)
• Underground construction
• Mining supplies
• Manufacture and supply of tunnel doors
• Installation of Stonedust barriers
• Installation of Stonedust barriers
• Supply and Installation of 140kPa refuge bay doors
• Stonedust sampling

Technology Management

• Introduction and implementation of mining technology

Business Improvement

• Uses DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) roadmap to help with problem solving
Assists operations to identify improvement KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)

About Us

Baletsema Mining Services Pty (Ltd) is a company that was established in March 2018 in Secunda. The company was founded by two mining professionals with a combined experience of over 20 years in the technical, operational, projects and business improvement aspects of coal mining.



OUR VISION

Our vision is to build confidence in emerging small-scale and large mining companies, job creation and community empowerment.

OUR MISSION

To be the preferred business partner within the mining industry and beyond, capitalising on our core competencies. We are committed to providing professional, timely, quality and cost-effective service to all our clients with the aim of building sustainable and healthy relationships.

OUR VALUES

Baletsema Mining conducts its business based on the following values:
• Safety as a priority
• Integrity and honesty
• Excellent services
• Sense of urgency
• Winning through collaboration
• Results through accountability


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About The Directors

Bokang Kelepa | Managing Director

Bokang Kelepa is highly-experienced in the Coal industry with over 14 years of experience. He has managed Underground and Opencast operations up to a Mining Manager level. He has been part of the mining projects both the Stay-In-Business and the Capital ones as part of the team and leading some. His recent project was a Multi-Billion Rand Life Extension Project where he was an Operational Readiness Manager and a Mining Manager, being part of the team qualifying the project from the Feasibility stage to the Execution stage.

Bokang’s experience is accompanied by academic qualifications including and not limited to:
• Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering – University of Johannesburg (UJ)
• Blasting and Continuous Miner Certificate – Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)
• Mine Overseer Certificate of Competence – Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)
• Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competence – Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)
• Bachelor’s Honors Degree in Mining – University of Pretoria (UP)
• Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration – Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
• Master’s in business administration – Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
• Certificate in Project Management – Project Management Institute (PMI)
• Certificate in Safety and Risk Management – University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)
• Certified Coach and Trainer – John C. Maxwell

Mahlodi Kelepa | Managing Director

Mahlodi Kelea is an experienced Mining Engineer in the Coal industry with over Ten (10) years of experience. She has underground coal mining experience and has grown through the mining ranks up-to Mine Overseer level. She has diversified her mining experience by spending a vast amount of time, over five (5) years) in the Mineral Resource Management department (role: Mining planner), Engineering Technology Management department (role: Technology Engineer), and Business Improvement department (role: Business Improvement Lead).

The time spent in all the roles mentioned provides her exceptional working experience in operational, technical and business improvement functions. Her excellent performance was recognised by being awarded the 2018 Inyanda award for constructive dialogue: culture changer of the year by the giant coal mining company, Sasol Mining.

Mahlodi’s experience is accompanied by academic qualifications including and not limited to:
• BEng degree (Mining Engineering) – University of Pretoria (UP)
• BEng Honours (Technology Management) - University of Pretoria (UP)
• BEng Masters (Technology Management) - University of Pretoria (UP)
• Blasting and Continuous Miner Certificate – Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)
• Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competence – Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)
• Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration – Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
• Certificate in Rock cutting technology – University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)
• Certified Black Belt(Lean Six Sigma) – BMGI